All Nippon Airways looking to bring direct flights from Perth to Japan

All Nippon Airways is looking to bring direct flights from Perth to Japan. Picture: Christopher Jue/Getty Images
All Nippon Airways is looking to bring direct flights from Perth to Japan. Picture: Christopher Jue/Getty Images

PERTH could soon see direct flights to Tokyo in what would be a major tourism boost.

It is believed major Japanese airline All Nippon Airways wants to see these non-stop flights start next year, even as early as April.

The daily service could bring an extra 70,000 visitors to WA every year and could inject $300 million into WA’s tourism industry.

The State Government has remained tight-lipped about the deal, saying it’s commercially sensitive but talks are ongoing.

It is tipped the service would be operated by Boeing 787 planes.

The proposal follows the allocation of $30 million a few months ago to lure airlines from places like China, India and Japan.

Qantas withdrew from the Tokyo-Perth route in 2011.